About Us

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines and FMF Navy Personnel who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.


The Marine Corps League was founded in 1923 by World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. We hold a Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country.

The Cape Cod Marine Corps League, Detachment 125 was founded on September 26th, 1968. The first Commandant was Marine Thomas R. Robins Jr.

Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the Active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 60,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans, qualified Navy FMF Sailors, and Associate Members.

What we do!

We are Marines who want to be around our fellow Marines. We are Navy Sailors who have served with Marines and are part of this organization. We are from other branches and are citizens who love to serve. We serve our Community by sharing the tradition of our Corps in various ways.

  • We participate in speaking engagements with clubs, schools, and nonprofits.
  • We partner with other Veteran organizations to assist our Veteran Community, because no one organization can do it all.
  • We provide color guards for parades and ceremonies as we honor our Colors and our Corps.
  • We attend funerals to honor our deceased Marines.
  • We host the 22 Challenge to bring awareness and solutions to Veteran Suicide.
  • We host fundraisers such as the Polar Plunge and Toll Booths toraise money to assist veterans, work with other non-profit whose goals align with ours, and provide scholarships (college and trade school).
  • We welcome new members and ideas on how we can continue to serve.